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Research shows that the very thing that makes a production a success is the very thing that makes a ringing phone all the more annoying. However the answer to both problems could be the same.
In Theatre Breaks’ recent survey, audiences felt that by far the most popular solution to mobile phone usage was a personal announcement, made by a company member, from the stage. This simple act actually becomes the first and most important collaborative act of the evening, creating empathy between audience and company, in readiness for the performance ahead.
Why is that important? Mobile phones represent the very thing that audiences are in the theatre to escape in the first place and, having anticipated this moment of liminility, they are hyper-susceptible to the distractions of phones, just as much as they are to the performance they have paid to see.
Tom Rooney is offering his script The House Of Von Rimmer free to amateur theatre groups
The Woodfield Entertainers based in Surrey are performing Heroes!
The results from the 2017 Theatre Breaks’ Survey have been released
Andy Wilkins reviews the Wesley Players production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in Upminster
Teddington Theatre Club based in Greater London are performing From Here To The Library and Too Long An Autumn
Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society based in Lancashire are performing Mack and Mabel
Stage 27 based in the West Midlands are performing The Wicked Witches of Oz
Raymond Hopkins’ new script is Love On The Beach and a free reading copy is available
Details of Choir Camp to be held at the end of March 2017